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Thai House Express

45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6610
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (9 reviews)
“curry puffs” (4 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its name is Thai House Express but the food is not authentic at all, none of staff can speak Thai. The food is ok and don't expect the Thai taste as it is franchise, we ordered chicken stir fry with cashew nut and disappointed. So...More

Thank Lan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on spur of moment. Service wasn't great . Everyone in there had orders that went wrong ( 5 of us) and food was very average.

Thank Ky83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taupo is quite an expensive town to dine out in general. But this is a great find for us, great authentic tasting food, good portion size and reasonably priced. Most meals comes with rice but you can easily share the dishes if you go with...More

Thank Yam76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got takeaway this evening - a Penang curry, a ginger chicken and a roti. The Penang curry was tasted strongly of peanuts and had noodles for bulk, the ginger chicken was ok but the roti was tough and at $7, very over priced. The...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

yes,it was fast and it was tasty...the service was with a smile and the food was soooo yummy! The place is clean and it's pretty much what it says;express food,but nevertheless a good feed.

Thank luisahelena1963
Reviewed 22 March 2017

First two selections, they had run out of (or never had), we arrived at 6pm. The wait was not bad, the crispy duck wasn't crispy, the won tons were good as was the rice. The prawns seemed to have been frozen. won't be in a...More

Thank granthackett
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My sister and I went there for dinner whilst staying at the Prince Motor Lodge. The decore was traditional as was the attire of the staff, the food was really nice, fresh and tasty and we enjoyed a couple of drinks there also. Would be...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was a little taken aback when we arrived, to find we were the only customers there. That did not last long, people soon arrived in quite large groups. There is a large range of food to choose from, all displayed on a large board...More

Thank Taurangahawk
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Felt that for the price we could have gone to a more upmarket restaurant - my ginger fish was tasteless and not crisp, I felt it had been microwaved and a few pieces of grated ginger added to a bland sauce. Partner's crispy prawns were...More

Thank tesstravels10
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Extensive range of food on the menu with great pricing. I considered it to be very good value for money. Take out is available and did a good trade while I was sitting in there eating. Best bit for me I ask for something not...More

Thank Dan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6610
Only been open since about mid 2012